Syria Bombs Cities During 'Ceasefire'
But a state news agency blames rebels for renewed fighting
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2012 5:11 PM CDT
In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 photo, smoke rises from the Karmal Jabl neighborhood, during clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in Aleppo, Syria.   (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)

(Newser) – A four-day ceasefire in Syria further eroded today as government forces bombed neighborhoods and killed at least eight people, according to residents, rebels, and human rights observers. People in Damascus posted video footage of a fighter jet apparently striking suburban areas, and activists in Deir al-Zor and Aleppo say government forces fired mortar bombs into residential districts, Reuters reports. Syria's state news agency blames the renewed strife on rebels who placed a car bomb in front of a Christian city. More than 150 people died yesterday on the first day of the ceasefire.

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HANKHILL
Oct 28, 2012 2:17 PM CDT
i told you so now pay up.
Antagonist
Oct 28, 2012 12:51 PM CDT
Can't the USA simply send a Smart-Bomb his way and kill EL-Asshead ???
LaoLang
Oct 28, 2012 8:05 AM CDT
(rolls D10) Nope... Not surprised.